Events

Date/Time Event
Monday, 31st July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Book Group, discussing Naomi Alderman's Power
The PowerSpeculative fiction… often compared to The Handmaid’s Tale.
A feminist dystopia
We don’t mind where you get the book from (though we offer 15% off book group books), libraries, friends or other bookshops but we do ask you to read the book in advance.
Free, refreshments provided
Please let us know you are coming on fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

 

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 10th August
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, with Graham Caveney
We are pleased to support our former worker Graham in launching his memoir, published by Picador, at Nottingham Contemporary.
Graham’s story is of a Norhern working class boy of Irish descent whose obsession with music and whose love affair with books enables him to see beyond the world that restricted him. But it is also a tale of abuse. The story is told with unflinching honesty and humour.
Graham is currently running a cinema course at Broadway and is planning a Southern Gothic course at Nottingham Contemporary.
Thank you to Nottingham Contemporary for hosting this event.
Free, refreshments provided followed by cash bar.
Please let us know you are coming by booking in at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/graham-caveneys-book-launch-tickets-33425438386

 

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Wednesday, 4th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Viking Economics - how the Scandinavians got it right and how we can too, with George Lakey
Perhaps the most fun economics presentation you’ll hear… George Lakey explores the inner workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.
George Lakey lectures at the Quaker Swarthmore College and is making a rare visit to the UK.
In association with Nottingham Society of Friends (Quakers) as part of the national Quaker Week.
Entry: £3.00, including refreshments
Advance booking essential on fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

 

 

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Nottingham Nottinghamshire
Saturday, 21st October
12:00 pm
Dayschool on "Writing about Trouble" for young adults with Catherine Barter, Alan Gibbons and Bali Rai

Venue and Costs tbc

Saturday, 21st October
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Call Mr. Robeson, a show with Tayo Aluko and Friends

Paul Robeson was a famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. Over the years he got progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he was branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threatened to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

This journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

This show features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross

Tickets: £10/£8.00 from Five Leaves Bookshop

 

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Saturday, 28th October
All Day
Trace Elements - writing from the British Irish, and Irish writing about home Conference at Loughborough University

Further Details to be announced

Venue: Loughborough University, Loughborough
Thursday, 9th November
All Day
Five Leaves is Four!
Until the end of the week we are discounting everything in the bookshop by four whole percent. We add a percent each year for our birthday so stick with us… 30% after thirty years. All books are free in, oh, 96 more years!

 

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Monday, 27th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Book Group - Reservoir 13, by (and with) Jon McGregor
Local writer Jon McGregor’s latest novel is set in Derbyshire and follows the life of a small village, year by year after the disappearance of a visiting teenager.
We’ll discuss the book for the first 45 minutes and then Jon will join us to continue the discussion. This isn’t a reading or performance by Jon, but a book group discussion without and with him!
We don’t mind where you get the book from (though we offer 15% off book group books), libraries, friends or other bookshops but we do ask you to read the book in advance.
Free, refreshments provided
Please let us know you are coming on fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

 

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 30th November
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Five Leaves folk night with Ewan McLennan
Ewan McLennan is a troubador, balladeer and storyteller cut int he old stule, but one of the best guitarists of his generation. His songs are passionate and burning with a desire for social justice. He recently toured with George Monbiot on Breaking the Spell of Loneliness. Tonight he will be singing old and new songs, self-written and traditional.
 
‘A gorgeous, lilting voice. So moving.’ Mojo Magazine
More information on Ewan -
Yes, he’s Scottish, and yes this is St Andrew’s Day!
 
Entry: £10/£8
Advance purchase essential over the counter or via 0115 8373097

 

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham